Bug#330386: plugin-loader: should not load all available plugins

Dominique Dumont domi.dumont at free.fr
Wed Sep 28 17:54:11 UTC 2005

Thomas Schmidt <tschmidt at debian.org> writes:

> Yes, i am aware of the streamdev-plugin, we have inofficial packages
> of this plugin (and many other plugins) allready in our repositories:
> http://svn.debian.org/wsvn/pkg-vdr-dvb/vdr/?rev=0&sc=0
> http://www.e-tobi.net/wsvn/vdr-pkg/?rev=0&sc=0

Thanks. I've co'ed the svn repository and compiled the streamdev

> It is planned to integrate a lot of these plugins in the official
> archive but i guess most of this work will be done when vdr 1.4 is
> stable. ;-)

Let me do some beta test ;-)

> I guess you installed the plugin manually, so both plugins are
> installed, but you just need the -server plugin? 

Yes. I will need the -client plugin for a second instance of vdr that
will be started from a X session with softdevice plugin. 

> Well, i think it is much more user-friendly when every plugin which is
> installed is loaded by default, 

This makes sense for most plugin. But other plugin do not make sense
for a daemon instance of vdr. For instance, softdevice plugin needs a
X server to connect to and a daemon is not started from a X
session. So loading softdevice plugin by default in *daemon* mode may
be confusing to user (and it may break the daemon).

> you can disable certain plugins, in
> your case a line like the following would be sufficient:
> -streamdev-client
> I hope this will solve your problem, so i can close this bug! :)

It does solve my problem, so you can close this bug.

Still, I'm somewhat worried about ease of use for some plugins, but I
concede that it can be ironed out later when vdr and most plugins have
somewhat stabilized ;-)


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